Adam Palmer, L'00, MBA, CISSP, CIPP

Pittsburgh, PA
Graduation Year: 


Valparaiso University (BA'97), Duquesne University (JD'00), University of Hawaii (MBA'03)

Current Job:

Managing Director of Global Cybersecurity Risk & Controls, Satander, Madrid, Spain
(updated October 2018)

Past Experience:

Manager, Global Cybersecurity, Government Affairs and Policy, FireEye, Munich, Germany
Senior Expert, Cybercrime, United Nations
Lead Cybersecurity Advisor, Symantec
Policy Counsel, .ORG Internet Domain
Director of the Office of Legal Counsel, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
U.S. Navy JAG Prosecutor (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

International Experience:

-Created and managed United Nations Global Project on Cybercrime
-Created and managed Norton Cybersecurity Institute global cybersecurity program at Symantec
-Created and managed .ORG Cybersecurity anti-abuse program
-Lead .ORG Representative to ICANN & CENTR European Internet policy conferences
-Project Manager for Internationalized Domain Name Projects for .ORG in China and Russia
-Global Outreach Manager for .ORG Domain Name Security (DNSSEC) initiative


2009 Finalist: Washington D.C. Association of Corporate Counsel Outstanding In-House Counsel Award
2009 Winner: U.S. Navy Top East Coast JAG Reservist Award for service as Cybercrime Prosecution Instructor
2006 Winner: Washington, D.C. Association of Corporate Counsel Community Service Award
U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Achievement Medals: Outstanding Service as Prosecutor and Cybercrime Instructor


Traveling, enjoying life and new technology

"I love technology. It's a great job to keep it safe for everyone and stop the people who abuse it. I supervise a team of international attorneys and staff as we work to train law enforcement and improve capacity in developing countries to fight cybercrime. The Internet is global and one great benefit of my work is being able to explore new places. I have worked on every major continent. One of my goals is to see the great ancient wonders and so far I have visited the Taj Mahal, Egyptian pyramids, Greek Acropolis and Great Wall of China. Now, at the UN, my focus is on developing countries and I will be visiting East Africa in the summer. I have made many friends along the way and had a great time!"


"I share my life with my wife Angela. My parents and sister still live in Pittsburgh. The hardest thing for me is not seeing them very often.I also miss the great friendly people in Pittsburgh. I might live in Europe, but my heart is still in the 'Burgh."

The Value of a Duquesne Law Education:

"My legal education at Duquesne has made possible all of the experiences in my career. It was a great faith-based environment with caring and encouraging faculty. I am proudest of my Washington, D.C. Community Service Award because it symbolizes the values of community service and helping others that Duquesne fostered during my time in law school."

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